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From "Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3846) The list of supported message libraries looks wrong
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:28:44 GMT

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Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-3846:
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Not sure the claim can be made that some localizations are better maintained than others,
in an open source project past maintenance is no guarantee of future maintenance. Really an
incorrect or missing translation in any provided locale is just a bug, and there may or may
not be interest from someone in fixing it, much like any other bug.

> The list of supported message libraries looks wrong
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3846
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3846
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions: 10.4.1.3
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>
> The "Messages libraries" section of the Derby Developer's Guide says that Derby "supports"
a number of locales:
>     * derbyLocale_de_DE.jar German
>     * derbyLocale_es.jar - Spanish
>     * derbyLocale_fr.jar - French
>     * derbyLocale_it.jar - Italian
>     * derbyLocale_ja_JP.jar - Japanese
>     * derbyLocale_ko_KR.jar - Korean
>     * derbyLocale_pt_BR.jar - Brazilian Portuguese
>     * derbyLocale_zh_CN.jar - Simplified Chinese
>     * derbyLocale_zh_TW.jar - Traditional Chinese
> In fact, in addition to these locales, Derby provides localizations for some others (see
http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/LocalizingDerbyMessages):
>     * derbyLocale_cs.jar - Czech
>     * derbyLocale_hu.jar - Hungarian
>     * derbyLocale_pl.jar - Polish (except for sysinfo)
>     * derbyLocale_ru.jar - Russian
> The term "supports" may overdescribe the situation. Effort has been put into keeping
some of these localizations up-to-date, although I don't think that any systematic effort
has been put into verifying that any of our non-English locales are really current. Some locales
have not been updated recently. Here's the list of locales which received fresh localizations
in 10.4 (see http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3804):
> German
> Spanish
> French
> Italian
> Japanese
> Korean
> Traditional and Simplified Chinese 
> This means that the Developer's Guide is claiming that Derby "supports" Portuguese, even
though it's clear that those localizations are drifting out of sync with the English messages.
> We should correct the "Message libraries" section:
> 1) We should decide what we mean by "supports". This term could mean
>  
>   a) Derby provides SOME localized messages for the locale or
>   b) The localizations are being actively maintained
> 2) Based on what how we resolve (1), we should add or subtract locales from the list
in "Message libraries"
> My gut feeling is that we should list all of the locales for which we provide localizations
and this section should note that some locales are maintained better than others.

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